Events and Programs
Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
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Program Schedule for 2017

All events will be held at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse unless otherwise noted. 
All programs are conducted by, or in cooperation with, the Schuylkill County Department of Parks and Recreation.


**** Zumba® fitness offered at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba® Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life!
The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got a Zumba® class!
Sessions will be held Monday evenings from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
The  fee is $6.00 per session.  Start any time.  Registration is requested but not required.
Call Denise @ 717-269-3214 or deniseswonger@gmail.com for more information.

****Canoe and Kayak  Rental Concession
Saturday, May 27th, Opens at the Canoe Launch near the Clubhouse on Memorial Day weekend
Canoes, Kayaks, Rowboats. $10.00/hour, $17.00 for two hours, $25.00 for 3 hours, $30.00 for 4 hours.
Canoes and rowboats seat up to 3, kayaks seat one.  PFD and paddles are supplied.
WEEKENDS ONLY, except for Memorial Day Monday, July 4th and Labor Day Monday. Watercraft available on a first come first serve basis.
Times are 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
For boat rental information call 570-345-8952 during the week to make reservations for upcoming weekends (leave a message) On weekends after 11:00 AM call 570-345-3537. Call 570-345-8952 for information for groups.
Last rental is at 6:00 PM. All boats must be returned by 7:00 PM.
Rentals will be made if weather and lake conditions permit and staff is available.
Driver’s license or ID required.  NO CARDS – CASH OR CHECK ONLY
Disc Golf Rentals- Same location and hours as boat rentals.  $20.00 deposit/rental returned when 3 discs are returned.


****Full Moon Clambake, Walk and Night Float
Saturday, August 5 at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Pavilion and Clubhouse
Enjoy a clambake --- take a walk in the Park --- canoe/kayak under the full moon.

Clambake will be served 6 – 6:45 pm, walk & float on your own time.
Cost: $20
Menu: 1 dozen clams served with melted butter, Bar-b-que Chicken Leg, Baked Potato served with butter and sour cream, Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw, Watermelon slices, Dessert and Drinks.

Don’t forget the pfd’s and lights.
Pre-registration & payment are required for clam bake: Call Susan at 570-624-3018 to register for the clambake by July 28th.
A limited number of canoes are available to rent at $5.00 (half price) on a first come basis. Reservations are required. Call 570-345-8952 to reserve a boat.

*****Eagle Ambassadors
Wednesday, September 6 @ 7pm at the Large Pavilion by the Clubhouse –September 7 Rain Date

Carbon County Environmental Education Center will present a program featuring two species of live Eagles.  “Rennie” their resident Bald Eagle and “Miss Charles” a Golden Eagle are birds that have been rehabilitated at the center after injuries.  Neither bird can return to the wild, so under permit of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Pennsylvania Game Commission, they serve as part of the center’s raptor education program.  Live eagles make for impressive animal ambassadors, and help us talk about the importance of apex predators in an ecosystem. They also help us understand the kinds of hazards these birds face in the wild.  Some of those hazards—like poisoning from accidental ingestion of lead fishing tackle or ammunition left in the environment—are the direct result of human activity. We feel it’s important to talk about those kinds of things, and to remind everyone that there are often environmentally-friendly alternatives for many of the choices we make. We also discuss eagle migration, identification, nesting and feeding habits, and reasons behind the phenomenal increase in bald eagle populations over the past thirty years—this is a story of past success, with important implications for present-day decision-making.  The program will be held outdoors.  Please bring lawn chairs.  (Raindate Sept. 7)   This program is made possible with the help of a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation.  For directions or info call 570-345-8952


****Fall Bird Walk 
Saturday, September 23rd,  from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Join local naturalist Denise “Nightowl” Donmoyer. Locate and identify from sight and song, resident and migratory species that inhabit the Park.  Maybe even see a Bald Eagle.  Meet in the Waterfall parking lot for this program that is free and open to beginning and experienced birdwatchers.  Walk will be cancelled in event of rain.  Call 570-345-8952 for information.

****Wee Ones Walk—Autumn Adventure
Wednesday, October 18 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Meets in the Waterfall Road parking lot of Sweet Arrow Lake.  Heighten your child’s natural curiosity during a sensory nature walk with “Porcupine Pat” of the Schuylkill Conservation District.  The walk focuses on colors, textures, shapes, sounds and smells found in nature.  Recommended for children ages 3-6.

****Change of Seasons Oldies Dance 
Friday, November 10th, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse.  Celebrate the change of the seasons with an evening of fun and dancing to the Oldies with great music by “The Legends”.
Admission: $10 advance tickets - $12 at the door. Price includes refreshments.   For tickets or information call Susan at 570-624-3018

****Sweet Arrow Sojourn
Saturday, December 2 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.  “Porcupine Pat” leads us on this adventure featuring a jaunt around the park that includes some nice scenes of the water.  Meets at the Waterfall Road parking lot of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park.  All ages welcome!

Want to receive notices by email of upcoming events?  Simply send an email to Lorie at lreichert@co.schuylkill.pa.us   
and say "please add me to the Seedling email list. You will receive notice of many types of environmentally related programs.
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